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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Bakytzhan Sagintayev gives a number of instructions on implementing CSMI

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During today’s Government meeting, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev gave a number of instructions on the further introduction of compulsory social medical insurance in Kazakhstan.

The meeting heard reports on CSMI introduction made by Minister of Healthcare Y. Birtanov, Chairman of the Board of the non-commercial joint-stock company “Social Medical Insurance Fund” E. Bakhmutova, Akims of Mangystau region Y. Tugzhanov, Akmola region M. Murzalin and First Deputy Akim of Atyrau region S. Lukpanov.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed the Ministries of Healthcare, Information and Communication, together with Akims of regions, Astana and Almaty cities, to intensify outreach and explanatory work among employers, entrepreneurs and self-employed citizens, and also, together with the State Revenue Committee, to conduct weekly monitoring of the payment of contributions and deductions by employers and individual entrepreneurs.

In addition, the Prime Minister instructed to pay close attention to citizens whose incomes are low or absent. These include workers in the informal sector, unregistered unemployed persons, persons without status.

In order to ensure that these citizens are not excluded from the system of compulsory social medical insurance, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population together with Akims of regions, Astana and Almaty cities are instructed to work out:

– The mechanism of identifying such persons with recording their data (IIN, address, telephone, etc.);

– Measures to ensure their employment in order to include them in the system of compulsory social medical insurance.

The Ministry of Healthcare was also instructed, in view of the recent amendments to the Law on Compulsory Medical Insurance, to speed up the development of legal regulatory acts of compulsory social medical insurance by the end of August this year.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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